Aaliyah was an American artist and entertainer, known for her talents as a singer, actress, choreographer, designer, and whistle vocalist. Born on January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York, she tragically lost her life at the age of 22 in a plane crash in The Bahamas while filming the music video for her single "Rock The Boat".
With the release of her debut album in 1994, Aaliyah quickly became recognized for her contributions to contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop. She earned nicknames such as the "Empress of R&B" and "Edutainer of Pop" due to her ability to redefine these genres. Her second album was released in 1996 and shortly before her untimely passing in 2001, she released her final album.
Despite her tragic death at such a young age, Aaliyah's music continues to resonate with audiences worldwide. Her discography has sold an estimated 32 billion copies globally. A true icon in the industry, Aaliyah's legacy lives on through her groundbreaking work and undeniable talent.